The Enumclaw High girls tennis team has been one of the most winning programs over the past few years for both sports and academics, and this year should be continue the trend.
Coach Rick Carel said although the team lost four players to graduation, four talented younger girls will fill the roles.
Carel said one of the secrets of the team’s success is many of the girls, play other sports. “They are all-around athletes that develop into good tennis players,” he said.
Through the past two seasons the Hornets have been undefeated in South Puget Sound League play, going 26-0; the team continued the streak by winning at home Friday against Decatur.
A few of the returning players include sophomore Mariah Bone and senior Jordan Koontz.
Carel said returning players Barbara Becker and Kylee Almy also will be on the court for the Hornets.
Some of Carel’s promising younger players include Kylie Rademacher, Olivia Adams, Bailey Malneritch and Camille Sorenson.
Against Decatur, No. 1 singles player Bone and No. 2 singles Koontz rolled to easy victories, each winning 6-0.
In the doubles matches, No. 1 Almy and Anna Musick won 6-3, 6-0. The No. 2 team of Adams and Rademacher won 6-0, 6-3 and No. 3 Malneritch and Sorenson won 6-0, 6-1.
Enumclaw hosts Bonney Lake at 3:30 p.m. today, Wednesday.